What he said ^^^
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What he said ^^^
A stronger ski with a more edge hold and more all mountain capabilities. It is a much more versatile ski. The Soul Rider is a great value but is its a 4 year old design at this point and as well as it has held up, the Enforcer is better.
Odd better/worse comparison isn't it, given the difference between those two in terms of construction? Seems to me the SR is aimed at lighter or finesse skiers, Enforcer at heavier or power skiers, have a hard time believing the SR will be as good as the E at speed in heavy crud, or the E as good as the SR in tight trees. About all they have in common is width.
The SR is a fun playful ski. Pretty soft flex but fairly stiff torsionally which makes is much more stable in broken and crud than you might think. Not the best hard groomer performance but it does just fine. I think it has too much tail rocker. Personally, I don't get all the rocker in either ski at 100/97 underfoot.
@Tog try duct taping sardine tins to the shovel, it will help on more distant stations......
Matt w/ Skiessentials here. Just thought I'd chime in and let you all know that we have a handful of the Enforcer's available over at our shop. You can find them here. Also, you'll notice we also have the Nordica Santa Ana available, which is basically the Women's version of the Enforcer. The only differences being a slightly different graphic, different length, and no metal in its construction. Last thing worth mentioning- we sent one of our employees out on the Prototype Enforcer to write up a review on the ski. You can see that here.
Hope you guys find this information valuable!
Just demoed these today in NH - they are shockingly maneuverable at low speeds for the amount of stability they have when charging. I may have to eat my words as far as "no such thing as a 1 ski quiver" at least for most any conditions I am likely to see.
I have a buddy who owns a ski shop, he has had the new Bonafide and the Prototype Enforcer since the ski test.
He said he finds himself pulling the Enforcers off the rack more than the new Bones, and he has skied the Bonafide most these past two years.
Bottom line he doesn't have a 180something for me to mooch. But maybe I can try the Bones.
No. Nordica made it pretty clear to us dealers that we were not to sell the prototypes.
Encourage them to release the black version. I'm thinking the black would out-sell the actual topsheet version with a handy margin.
I agree, something about that the look of the black and the rough grain of the top sheet is very appealing.
It's the matte finish that makes the ski. IMHO better than the glass black on the Head Monsters.
Funny that, 'cause Head started it off when they took the Supershape series to the dark side. Same matte black 'structured' look, just with dayglo stripes and logos. It's a great look.